As opposed to conventional office space which requires a fit-out by the new tenant, all the building facilities and business requirements such as professional reception services, meeting facilities, IT and telecommunications systems and kitchen facilities are all outsourced to the serviced office provider.
What is a Serviced Office?
A serviced office is a furnished and fully operational office in all respects, which is suitable for immediate occupation. As opposed to conventional office space which requires a fit-out by the new tenant, all the building facilities and business requirements such as professional reception services, meeting facilities, IT and telecommunications systems and kitchen facilities are all outsourced to the serviced office provider.
Why would a company choose a serviced office?
A serviced office is primarily a way of controlling investment risk. Serviced offices offer cost-effective and flexible solutions for company’s starting up, those looking to expand, or those companies requiring space for an offsite project. Paying for only your business needs as and when you use them, for example secretarial services, meeting facilities or IT services, and not tying your business into a long-term lease agreement (as with conventional space) enables a company to reduce upfront capital outlay.
How is Serviced office more cost effective than renting my own office space?
Whilst the costs may appear high initially, the fee for a serviced office includes almost all of the costs that you would usually expect to incur over and above rental for conventional space. There is no initial out-lay for interior design, fit-out, office furniture and equipment. You will save the cost of having to employ and train a receptionist and you will have access to extensive facilities (i.e. meeting rooms and kitchen) without having to invest in the additional space.
How long does it take to get a serviced office?
A fully functional office can be provided within minutes.
How flexible are your lease agreements?
Our serviced office lease agreements may be as short as 3 months. This is very different from the long term agreements usually associated with a traditional office and provides businesses with flexibility to shrink or expand as their business dictates.
Do I have access to the building 24 hours?
With our serviced offices, you have 24/7 access to the business centre.
What are the benefits of having an Instant office?
– Professional image
– Prestigious location
– No legal costs or stamp duty
– No long-term agreements
– Flexible business planning
– No Capex
– No facilities management
– Reduced staffing
– One consolidated bill
Who uses serviced offices?
Various businesses make use of serviced offices as we tailor solutions to meet your precise requirements. For start-up companies, committing to a long term lease could pose as a risk since they are not yet established. Established companies can provide a presence for their operations in another province or location. Serviced offices are also an ideal short term solution for businesses who are experiencing delays in their traditional office space completion, as well as for project based organisations.
What is a Virtual Office?
A virtual office is everything but the office. A virtual office allows those who choose to work from home or anywhere, to maintain business professionalism without the cost of the actual office space.
What is the different between a Standard and a Premium Virtual Office Package?
The difference between the two packages is that the Premium package is inclusive of 1 hour boardroom usage per week.
How safe will I be if I work late or during the weekend?
We have 24-hour security 7 days a week, with armed response. Our business centres are access controlled and we have a closed circuit television installed in the common areas along with motion and sensory detection pads.
Will I be allowed to put up my company signage?
Tenants are permitted to have signage in designated areas of the business centre.
Who is responsible for the maintenance of the office?
Flexible Workspace is responsible for facilities management of the building.
Do you offer facility hire if I am not a tenant at your offices?
Yes. We create a personalized, professional setting perfect for any meeting, client presentation, small training group and interviews. Our friendly staff will ensure smooth bookings, smiles when you arrive and assistance during your meeting, meaning you won’t have to worry about a thing.
What if my space requirements change?
With Flexible Workspace you can expand or reduce the size of your office space as and when your business needs change.
What is included and excluded in a serviced office package?
Almost all the costs that you would usually expect to pay in addition to traditional office rental is included in our serviced office monthly fee. There are no additional costs for rates, electricity, security, cleaning, building maintenance etc. The only extra costs are for pay as you use services such as telephone calls and printing.
– Your own up up-market office with individual office furniture
– Welcoming managed reception
– Professional administrative team
– Up-market address for letterheads / business cards
– Telephone answering in your company name
– Telephone system and CAT 5 cabling
– Handsets and line rental
– Voicemail with remote access
– 1 DDI (extension) per workstation
– Call diverts & call conferencing functions
– Access to copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners
– Call announcing & screening services
– Fully furnished board rooms, training, or meeting room including tea/coffee on request
– Itemized accounts
– ADSL connectivity
– Office furniture
– Collection & distribution of mail
– Fully fitted kitchen facilities
– 24-hour security, 7 days a week
– Utilities (rates, electricity & water)
– Consolidated invoicing
– Cleaning of office & common areas